Cooking Class - Food That Feeds the Soul

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Celebrate the rich tradition and flavors of soul food with Chef Joy.

Learn how to make updated, healthier versions of some classic dishes that celebrate the resilience of African-American culinary traditions.

The essence of soul food is taking something that was cast off and making it glorious. Chef Joy delivers all of the flavor of soul food while cutting out the fat. Begin with maple syrup cornbread baked with spicy black-eyed peas, then move on to a succulent roasted chicken with buttermilk gravy. The finale of the evening is a spiced rum pound cake that would be the talk of any down home supper.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, New American

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Joy



07 Aug 2019

Joy's meatballs were amazing, spicy but delicious. I liked also the ice cream, fruity and fresh. The Wings were divine, melted in my mouth. All food from Chef Joy was delectable, I highly recommend her classes or cooking.

Reviews Chef Joy received outside of Cozymeal

Parris R.

Parris R.

14 Aug 2019

I have had the pleasure of enjoying Joy’s cooking both personally and in large settings - that’s important for me to note because generally, I don’t enjoy when small businesses cook in large amounts. From her service to the care put into each menu item, I always feel compelled to place an order for her dishes or attend events she caters when she comes to town. From Baltimore specialties to universal favorites, Joy has found a way to add her personal flare but keep them familiar, all at the same time. Her photos aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, her meals surpass the expectation they set!

Clif B.

Clif B.

14 Aug 2019

Chef Joy provided me with a stellar meal, but even more stellar service. Her mail-order baked goods always arrive fresh and succulent; the packaging is unique and engaging. Nothing is ever out of sort and constant communication is giving during my entire order-delivery-receive process. When her local pop-up shops are in town, I am never not one of the first in place to enjoy savory meals that combine classic ingredients and offer new and forward twists on them, with a rustic/down-home appeal. I recommend Joy without hesitation, to all who will listen and hope they can experience the taste of comfort soul food done right that I experience in every bite.

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Chef Joy is passionate about food, and her professional background is solid proof. She has catered events for large and small crowds, as well as hosted private dinners and cooking demonstrations for almost a decade. Chef Joy owns a baking company where she makes baked-good favorites, such as pound cake, donuts, breads and cookies from scratch, then ships them to her loyal customers. She looks forward to sharing her love of cooking and baking with you!

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